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Bellorana “Green Machine” wins Sustainability Award

RFBI Bellorana Masonic Village was recently awarded the Winner of the Aged Care Standards and Accreditation Agency’s 2013 Environmental Management / Living Environment. Following a resident comment regarding the amount of plastic water bottles that were being sent to landfill each week staff at the RFBI Bellorana Masonic Village started to talk about alternatives and […]

Basin View Aquaponic Garden Wins International Award

Filled with waterfalls, mosaics, flowers and vegetables, an aquaponic garden co-designed by a University of Canberra occupational therapist has won an international award. Located in the aged care facility RFBI Basin View Masonic Village in Shoalhaven, NSW, the garden was awarded a high commendation by the International Academy for Design and Health at an event […]

A better world for dementia patients

Two motivated young women are building a garden that will give dementia patients at Basin View Masonic Village a new lease on life. Josie Reeves and Sophie Trevillian undertook the project as part of their Masters in Occupational Therapy through the University of Canberra. The pair wanted to create something that would continue to offer […]